Topic: Fishing and Boating

Bill Passed For Gippsland Lakes Netting Closure

Commercial netting in Gippsland Lakes is set to end, with the Andrews Labor Government passing legislation today that will boost tourism, create jobs and protect the unique lake system. The Marine and Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will phase out the 10 remaining Gippsland Lakes Fishing Access Licences over two years. The first opportunity for industry to […]

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Every Public Boat Ramp In Victoria Is Now Free

The Andrews Labor Government has made it easier and cheaper for boaters and fishers to get out on the water with every public boat ramp in Victoria now free for parking and launching. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford visited Mordialloc Boat Ramp today to announce fees would be scrapped at the last public […]

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Boating Infrastructure Management Review Kicks Off

The Andrews Labor Government is set to begin a review of the management arrangements of recreational boating infrastructure in Port Phillip and Western Port bays to help make boating even better across Victoria. The review, to be undertaken by Deloitte, will hear from recreational boaters, current infrastructure managers, service providers and relevant agencies and will […]

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No More Boat Ramp Fees At Frankston

Boat Ramp fees have been scrapped for boaters using Kananook Creek and Olivers Hill boat ramps in Frankston, giving Victorians even more reasons to celebrate the start of the boating and fishing season. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke and representatives from Frankston City Council to announce that […]

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Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Returns

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the start of the trout and other freshwater fishing season with the Ballarat Fishing Festival. The free and family-friendly event will have something for everyone and will run from 10am until 4pm on 7 September at Lake Wendouree, north of Windmill Drive. Festival goers can take a free tour […]

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Gippsland Lakes Commercial Netting Ban Another Step Closer

Commercial netting in the Gippsland Lakes is another step closer to being banned, with the Andrews Labor Government introducing legislation today that will boost tourism, create jobs and protect the unique lake system. The Marine and Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 will phase out the 10 remaining Gippsland Lakes Fishing Access Licences over two years. […]

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Tuna Champions Caring For Prized Catch

Recreational game fishers in Portland will be encouraged to properly handle their Southern bluefin tuna catch as part of the national Tuna Champions campaign. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined members of the Portland Sports Fishing Club to announce a $5,000 grant to spread the ‘Care for your Tuna catch’ message to visiting […]

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Boat Ramp Fees Scrapped Across The Mornington Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to get more people out on the water by scrapping parking and launching fees on the Mornington Peninsula. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford and Member for Nepean Chris Brayne visited the Rye boat ramp today to announce parking and launching fees at Mornington Peninsula […]

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More Waters For Boating And Fishing In Central Victoria

Four more lakes in central Victoria are now open to recreational fishers in canoes, kayaks and boats with electric motors, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined fishers, paddlers and small boat owners near Kyneton to open on-water access for […]

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Abolishing Ramp Fees To Get More Victorians Out On The Water

The Andrews Labor Government is making it cheaper and easier for more Victorian families to get out on the water by abolishing parking and launching fees at public boat ramps. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford visited the Warmies boat ramp at Newport today to announce that parking and launching […]

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